• Oxfam
  • It is a good sign that the European Commission pursues its efforts to put an end to damaging tax deals despite the criticism it faced following the Apple ruling, Oxfam says in reaction to a new state aid investigation into French energy company Engie. (oxfam.org)
  • Oxfam welcomed a groundbreaking new report on access to medicines published today by a High Level Panel of the United Nations and called for the UN to work with governments to implement its recommendations without delay. (oxfam.org)
  • In response to the nationwide ceasefire in Syria, Oxfam hopes it will provide a welcome respite for Syrian civilians who have faced unremitting violence and deliberate deprivation of aid. (oxfam.org)
  • Oxfam and 9 other NGOs implore all parties in the conflict to abide by the terms of the ceasefire and to resume peace negotiations. (oxfam.org)
  • Oxfam hailed today's ruling against mining company OceanaGold, which effectively ended the company's lawsuit against El Salvador for not granting it a mining permit. (oxfam.org)
  • International agency Oxfam today called on governments meeting at today's Iraq donor conference to generously fund both urgent efforts to help victims of ongoing violence and longer-term support. (oxfam.org)
  • Oxfam has offered a cautious welcome to the ceasefire announced in South Sudan's capital, Juba, that comes after four days of heavy fighting. (oxfam.org)
  • self-determination
  • The two sides have been locked in diplomatic battles since the U.N.-backed ceasefire over how to decide on the region's self-determination, but repeated U.N. negotiations have failed to reach a deal. (reuters.com)
  • Now they have receipt a letter that "it has become clear that the Moroccan authorities do not respect international law and persist in their grave violations of human rights in Western Sahara, under the responsibility of the United Nations, in view of the decolonization of the territory and the exercise by its people of their inalienable right to self-determination and freedom. (innercitypress.com)
  • phosphates
  • Here's a comment from Roger Bade at London's Whitman Howard brokerage: "This will have to be watched as Morocco is the world's largest exporter of phosphates and is the last North African producer not to suffer from riot production disruptions. (investorintel.com)
  • The cargo is bought by IPL from the autocratic regime of Morocco which has no ownership of these phosphates. (awsa.org.au)
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritania, lying next to the Atlantic coast at the western edge of the desert, received and assimilated into its complex society many waves of these migrants and conquerors. (wikipedia.org)
  • delegation
  • Notwithstanding and regrettably, the delegation of the Kingdom of Morocco, beyond its mandate, has hijacked the competencies of the co-organizers and of the host country by awarding to itself the right to control the accesses to the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, venue of the meeting, and to the meeting room, having even resorted to violence. (innercitypress.com)
  • Whereas Mozambique values its bilateral relationship with the Kingdom of Morocco, it, nonetheless, condemns the deplorable behavior of its delegation, which reveals a shocking lack of composure and respect for the high office of His Excellency the President of the Republic, for the nature of TICAD, as well as well as for other participants, distinguished representatives of sovereign States, international organizations and development partners. (innercitypress.com)
  • Nations
  • Many members of the international community, including the United Nations, the Arab League, and the African Union, explicitly recognized the anti-Gaddafi National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate representative, with many of those countries explicitly describing it as the legal interim government of the country due to the perceived loss of legitimacy on the part of Gaddafi's regime. (wikipedia.org)
  • Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory in the language of the United Nations. (awsa.org.au)
  • Climate
  • In the West are Nyanza and Western regions, there is an equatorial, hot and dry climate which becomes humid around Lake Victoria, the largest tropical fresh-water lake in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • place
  • As a backdrop to the protocol, a Security Council embargo on arms and oil transfers to UNITA had been in place since 1993, while both the government and UNITA had agreed to halt new arms acquisitions as part of the accords. (africafocus.org)
  • peace
  • Prior to becoming head of government in Italy as leader of the Italian Fascist movement, Mussolini had advocated alliance with recently defeated Germany after the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 settled World War I. He believed that Italy could expand its influence in Europe by allying with Germany against France. (wikipedia.org)
  • cargo
  • As the Margiris super trawler arrives in Australian amid controversy, another ship, the bulk carrier, Maple Crystal is due at Lascelles wharf in North Shore Geelong on Wednesday 5 September, bringing a stolen cargo of phosphate rock from Western Sahara for the Australian Fertiliser company, Incitec Pivot (IPL). (awsa.org.au)
  • country
  • The company owns the 1,206 sq km Tilemsi phosphate project in that country. (investorintel.com)
  • They complained that they were being treated as second-class citizens in their own country, while Morocco exploited their natural resources for its profit. (awsa.org.au)
  • The people of Western Sahara, the Saharawis opposed that invasion with force, defeating the Mauritanians and preventing the Moroccans from taking over all of their country. (awsa.org.au)
  • Provinces
  • The government conducts various economic and social development programs and includes these "Southern Provinces" in the national budget of government funding, national sport competitions, education programs, and national parliamentary elections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco has assigned a special satellite TV channel for the "Southern Provinces", called Laayoun TV. (wikipedia.org)
  • substantial
  • The company was convinced that there was a substantial market in Mali and neighbouring states for phosphate rock. (investorintel.com)
  • Substantial deposits of iron ore have been found and exploration for oil and gas has brought some success and is continuing, particularly in the off-shore areas of Western Sahara. (awsa.org.au)
  • rich
  • A sparsely populated stretch of desert bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Western Sahara has rich fishing grounds as well as phosphate. (reuters.com)
  • This huge gap between rich and poor is bad news for economic growth, the fight against poverty, social stability and democracy. (oxfam.org)
  • people
  • The company employs 18,000 people and indirectly supports more than 40,000 jobs across Morocco. (investorintel.com)
  • Furthermore, it is unethical because the trade gives support to a brutal regime and it is unjust because the indigenous people of Western Sahara, the Saharawi people, neither consent to nor benefit from the trade in their own natural resources. (awsa.org.au)
  • The Malawi government has launched a Humanitarian Response Plan for people affected by drought, but lives could be at risk unless more money is found soon. (oxfam.org)
  • African Union
  • African Union - The Chairman of the African Union Commission Jean Ping said the AU was in contact with the Libyan government and that it condemned the crackdown against protesters. (wikipedia.org)
  • Being Morocco a member of the African Union, Mozambique expresses its dismay for this unacceptable behavior against another member of the organization, and a breach of the guiding principles on the respectful and cordial relations between States. (innercitypress.com)
  • ensure
  • In coping with the breach or law and order, the Government of Mozambique had to restore normalcy to ensure the safety of all participants and ensure the smooth continuation of the event, including the opening ceremony, honored by His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique. (innercitypress.com)
  • former
  • On August 16, after Guterres declined to answer Inner City Press' question choosing instead five others pre-picked, his Office announced: "Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. (innercitypress.com)
  • region
  • As French occupation continued, French settlers began to colonize the region, and demanded privileges for ruling the land on behalf of the French government. (wikipedia.org)
  • independent
  • The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. (usu.edu)
  • order
  • Jamais Cascio has a post at open The Future on a new 3D Fabber service offered by a company called Shapeways - 3D Print-To_Order . (blogspot.com.au)
  • year
  • Indian news reports say the plant will use around 1.4 million tonnes of Tunisian rock phosphate per year, producing 360,000 tonnes of phosphoric acid annually. (investorintel.com)
  • work
  • We are currently working with our charter company (Ultrabulk) to work through the situation. (reuters.com)
  • various
  • During the Weimar Republic, the German government did not respect the Treaty of Versailles that it had been pressured to sign, and various government figures at the time rejected Germany's post-Versailles borders. (wikipedia.org)
  • resources
  • If you follow phosphate, keep a close eye on what is happening now in Morocco, home to more than half of the world's rock phosphate resources. (investorintel.com)